The History of Video Game Conventions

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 28, 2014
The History of Video Game Conventions

It’s convention fever here at Big Fish. With PAX Prime just around the corner (we really mean it, only 1.9 miles from Big Fish Seattle), everyone is excited to know the newest in games and gaming. As Pax readies to showcase the absolute best in indie gaming, like the PAX10 here, we got curious about …Read more

Gamer Fashion and Lifestyle Options

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on August 25, 2014
Gamer Fashion and Lifestyle Options

One thing I have learned about gamers is that they love to proclaim their passions just about any way they can. The great thing about the modern age is that choices abound like never before and they are just a few easy clicks away. In the U.S. we are no longer limited to options only …Read more

2013 Gamers Survey Results: Demographics, Platforms and Smartphone Use

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on August 1, 2014
2013 Gamers Survey Results: Demographics, Platforms and Smartphone Use

The researchers here at Big Fish created a survey to better understand gamers in the U.S.  We got over 1000 responses, which gave us some powerful insight into the demographics and habits/practices of a large contingent of gamers.  Some of our data is a bit different than other surveys conducted, and that is probably related …Read more

17 Geek Conventions You Must Attend Before You Die

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on June 16, 2014
17 Geek Conventions You Must Attend Before You Die

UPDATE [6/16/2014]: 2014 and 2015 dates, locations, and pricing. Thanks to your excellent feedback on this article, I’m starting a series of geek convention round-ups. They’re a curated resource to see when the convention is happening and what’s worth seeing there. Check out the first in the series – a list of anime conventions! Think …Read more

Google Wear’s Great Grandparents: A Brief History of Wearable Computers

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on April 15, 2014
Google Wear’s Great Grandparents: A Brief History of Wearable Computers

What felt like a utopian cyberpunk dream is now becoming reality: wearable computers is a topic on everyone’s lips. Last year we were introduced to Google Glass, the first commercially available optical head-mounted display–which, unfortunately, has since seen a decline in interest. Perhaps it was the wallet-busting price point at $1500, maybe it was the …Read more

Throne of Games: Game While You Go
With These Brilliant Bathroom Accouterments

Posted by Conor Murphy on April 1, 2014
Throne of Games: Game While You Go <br />With These Brilliant Bathroom Accouterments

Admit it: you play games on the toilet. There’s no need to be embarrassed. You most likely have talked to someone today who secretly plays games on the john – three out of four gamers play mobile games in the bathroom. (Even more than those of us that play mobile games in bed at 62%!) Welcome to the …Read more

One Avid Fan’s Amazing Midnight Castle Fan Fiction!

Posted by Conor Murphy on March 28, 2014
One Avid Fan’s Amazing Midnight Castle Fan Fiction!

Our forum moderators came across a remarkable & unique thread a few weeks ago. One avid player and fan of Midnight Castle wrote a background story to the game that really captured our imagination. We wanted a wider audience to be able to enjoy the story, so all Midnight Castle players could see the communities’ …Read more

Roundup: The Best Gaming Keyboards

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on March 26, 2014
Roundup: The Best Gaming Keyboards

It’s likely you’re not playing on your ideal gaming keyboard, and not just any old keyboard will do. In an earlier post we learned that little pieces of silicone can slow down your game progress, wireless keyboards aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, and what all those weird, extra keys on some keyboards are …Read more

A Gamer’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on February 14, 2014
A Gamer’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day upon us it’s a good time to think about how to show your love for any special gamer in your life.  Games and play are a great way to ratchet up the romance in any relationship, and your gamer valentine will be grateful that you are so thoughtful in the process. To …Read more

How Games Can Change Your Brain for the Better!

Posted by Conor Murphy on January 10, 2014
How Games Can Change Your Brain for the Better!

If you were ever told playing video games all day would rot your brain, we have some good news - it's not true! In fact, playing all of those video games may have given you a mental edge.Read more

Raising a Gamer Kid

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on January 7, 2014
Raising a Gamer Kid

If you’re a parent you’ll understand that some of our little ones are simply crazy for video games and any technology that stimulates their agile, digitally-wired minds.  You may find it hard to get them to read books (old technology in their minds), and you may struggle with guilt about letting them indulge their passions.  …Read more

Games-inspired Holiday Baking

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on December 30, 2013
Games-inspired Holiday Baking

Baked goods are a creative staple of gaming fan cultures, and excellent inspiration if you are hoping to improve your baking skills.  You can bake from scratch, or use pre-packaged mixes and frostings.  You can even buy complete cake kits with decorations, like this Moshi Monsters kit available on eBay. Baking Basics Equipment You may …Read more